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LTP Lateral Tie Plate

The LTP is designed to transfer shear forces for plate-to-rim board or blocking connections. This lateral tie plate can be securely installed over plywood sheathing or directly to the framing members. The LTP features strategically spaced nail holes to prevent wood splitting for single and double top-plate applications.

Key Features

  • Load rated for shear resistance
  • Staggered nail patterns to minimize the possibility of wood splitting
  • Ability to be installed over plywood sheathing
  • Load rated with nails and SD screws


  • 20 ga (33 mil)


  • Galvanized (G90). Some products available in ZMAX®; see Corrosion Information.


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Ga. W (in.) L (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
LTP4 20 3 4 1/4 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
LTP4Z 20 3 4 1/4 ZMAX® 1
LTP5 20 4 1/2 5 1/8 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

Load Tables

Load Values with Carbon Steel Nails

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection.

    The LTP4 is approved for installation with Strong-Drive® SD Connector screws.

LTP4/LTP5 Framing Angles and Plates Load Table
  1. Allowable loads are for one angle. When angles are installed on each side of the joist, the minimum joist thickness is 3".
  2. Some illustrations show connections that could cause cross-grain tension or bending of the wood during loading if not reinforced sufficiently. In this case, mechanical reinforcement should be considered.
  3. LTP4 can be installed over 3/8" wood structural panel sheathing with 0.131" x 1 1/2" nails and achieve 0.72 of the listed load, or over 1/2" sheathing and achieve 0.64 of the listed load. 0.131" x 2 1/2" nails will achieve 100% load.
  4. LTP4 satisfies the IRC continuously sheathed portal frame (CS-PF) framing anchor requirements when installed over raised wood floor framing per Figure R602.10.6.4.
  5. The LTP5 may be installed over wood structural panel sheathing up to 1/2" thick using 0.131" x 1 1/2" nails with no reduction in load.
  6. Fasteners: Nail dimensions in the table are diameter by length. For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.
LTP4 Installed over Wood Structural Panel Sheathing / LTP4 attaching Top Plates to Rim Board
7 - LTP4 Installed over Wood Structural Panel Sheathing / LTP4 Attaching Top Plates to Rim Board
LTP5 Installed over Wood Structural Panel Sheathing
8 - LTP5 Installed over Wood Structural Panel Sheathing / LTP5 Attaching Sill Plate to Rim Board

Load Values with Strong-Drive® SD Connector Screws

Model No. Direction of Load Fasteners DF/SP Allowable Loads SPF/HF Allowable Loads
Floor (100) Roof (125) (160) Floor (100) Roof (125) (160)
LTP4 G 12-SD9112 910 910 910 670 780 780
H 800 800 800 670 690 690
  1. See Load Table footnotes above for additional information.

Code Reports & Compliance